In life you are going to face adversity, that is a given, the important thing is how you respond to it. The pearls that are used to make high end jewelry are made through adversity. When a grain of sand or a small piece of food slips into the shell of a oyster, the oyster protects itself and a highly prized gem is produced. In order to protect itself from irritation, the oyster will quickly begin covering an uninvited visitor with layers of nacre — the mineral substance that fashions the mollusk's shells. Layer upon layer of nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, coat the grain of sand until the iridescent gem is formed. We can learn something from the oyster. Whatever we are going through, we can take it and turn it into a highly prized gem. Turn a negative into a positive. What if the oyster decided to not fight back when something invades its shell and instead just gave up. There would be no pearls in the world. The same goes for us. We must fight! We must buckle down and get through whatever situation we are facing. Realize that what you are going through is happening for a reason. Everything has a purpose. Find the purpose of your adversity and turn it into a gem!